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#34: Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention 9

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The Magic & Mystery theme of Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention 9 allowed me to go back a lot further in time than I usually do with these sets, to include some silent era gems, not just from George Méliès, who's becoming well known to steampunk fans, but also his Spanish equivalent, Segundo de Chomón. The first set only featured two films, released 117 years apart.

I also played to the theme a lot, especially on Sunday, with a set that focused on magic and mystery even if these films stretched the definition of steampunk rather ruthlessly. There are steampunk elements to each of these, but they may not be the focal points.

Of course, most of the films were far more recent than the silent era and they're as international as always, with the sixteen films screened hailing from eight different countries. What's more, the most represented country was France (with five films, only two of which were by Méliès) rather than the USA (with only three films).

Short Film Set #1

# Title Year Length Director Company Country Review IMDb Online?
1 The Man with the Rubber Head 1901 2:33 George Méliès Star Film France IMDb Vimeo
2 The Last Eagle 2018 42:45 Jean-Christophe Druez Jean-Christophe Druez France Vimeo


Short Film Set #2

# Title Year Length Director Company Country Review IMDb Online?
1 Electric Hotel 1908 6:46 Segundo de Chomón Pathé Frères Spain IMDb YouTube
2 Reign of Death 2009 5:33 Matthew Savage Ganymede Productions
It’s My Shout
UK IMDb YouTube
3 The SteamPork 2009 1:19 Andrei Brovcenco
Vasile Brovcenco
FrameBreed Romania IMDb Vimeo
4 The Mad Clockmaker 2013 4:44 Ari Feblowitz Dodge College of Film and Media Arts USA IMDb Vimeo
5 Steam 2018 7:10 Pau Han Kho Pau Han Kho The Netherlands IMDb YouTube
6 Goliath 2008 5:34 Julien Aubard
Michael Havart
Simon Rafin
ArtFX France Vimeo
7 Crypto-Zoo 2013 1:33 Aymeric Ingret Aymeric Ingret France Vimeo
8 Alchemy and Other Imperfections 2011 11:23 Zachary Rothman Ethical Bacon Canada Review IMDb Vimeo


Short Film Set #3

# Title Year Length Director Company Country Review IMDb Online?
1 The Kingdom of the Fairies 1903 16:44 George Méliès Star Film France IMDb YouTube
2 Thimble 2011 2:37 Petr Babinec Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně Czech Republic IMDb Vimeo
3 Deliverer 2015 7:28 Brian Ulrich Brotherhood Studios USA IMDb YouTube
4 Magic 2011 2:29 Greg Ostrowski Apeiron Films Poland IMDb Vimeo
5 Elixir 2016 5:23 Justin Staggs University of Southern California USA IMDb Vimeo
6 Lost for Words 2010 10:09 Sean Wainsteim NE Films Canada IMDb Vimeo




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